UPDATE: Gov. Evers extends $100 vaccine reward program, 65,000+ got first dose since inception

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FRIDAY 9/3/2021 10:01 a.m.

(WFRV) – Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) made the announcement that the $100 COVID Vaccine Reward Program has been extended.

According to officials, the reward program will be extended to Sept. 19. The program originally started on Aug. 20 and is open to anyone aged 12 and older.

From the start date to Sept. 1, over 65,000 Wisconsinites reportedly got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We’re excited to see so many Wisconsinites across the state rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect the health and safety of themselves and others and claiming their $100 reward,” said Gov. Evers.

In order to get the $100, residents will need to fill out a form that is available online. The $100 reward will then be mailed and could take six to eight weeks to get sent out.

More information on the reward program can be found online.

ORIGINAL: One vaccine for $100: Gov. Evers announces vaccine reward program for Wisconsinites

MONDAY 8/23/2021 12:41 p.m.

(WFRV) – In an attempt to get more Wisconsinites vaccinated, Gov. Tony Evers announced a $100 COVID-19 vaccine reward program.

According to officials, any Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin provider will get a $100 Visa gift card. In order to be eligible for the $100, the vaccine must be administered between August 20 and September 6.

Any Wisconsinite aged 12 and older is eligible.

“As our kids start returning back to school, and with the Delta variant spreading rapidly across the state, we all need to step up and stop the spread, and our COVID-19 vaccines are the best tools we have to do just that,” said Gov. Evers.

To get the $100 Visa gift card, Wisconsin residents will need to fill out a form on the appropriately named website ‘100.wisocnsin.gov‘. The gift cards will be then be mailed out and could take up to six weeks to get mailed.

“COVID-19 is continuing to spread and mutate into highly transmissible variants like the Delta variant. Fortunately, the science and data are showing us that we can protect ourselves and our loved ones by getting vaccinated,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake.

Officials say that the reward program is part of the ongoing effort to stop the spread of the Delta variant.

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